Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and civil drafters in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters among West Virginia metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters in West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,390
25th Percentile Wage
$32,210
50th Percentile Wage
$44,470
75th Percentile Wage
$61,130
90th Percentile Wage
$80,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.17
25th Percentile Wage
$15.49
50th Percentile Wage
$21.38
75th Percentile Wage
$29.39
90th Percentile Wage
$38.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and civil drafters in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.61. The median hourly salary is $21.38. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of architectural and civil drafters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,47013.51%5.78%
201538,4602.08%-
201437,660-11.92%-
201342,1500.59%-
201241,900--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of West Virginia ranges from $36,880 to $51,760. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $51,760. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $45,370). The lowest paying area is Morgantown with a median annual salary of $36,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$51,760
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$45,370
Wheeling
$44,780
Charleston
$44,220
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$39,960
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$39,360
Huntington-Ashland
$38,200
Morgantown
$36,880


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